Edwin Starr

1942 - 2003

Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most notably the number-one hit "War". Starr was born in Tennessee and raised in Ohio, and later lived in Detroit while singing for Ric-Tic and Motown Records. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edwin Starr has received more than 651,960 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,269th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 650k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.64

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.28

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Edwin Starr ranks 1,276 out of 3,001Before him are Habib Koité, Pete Ham, Fiorella Mannoia, Andy Bell, Bebe Rexha, and Lyle Lovett. After him are Rickie Lee Jones, Hari Varešanović, Álvaro Soler, Alma Cogan, Gerry Goffin, and Helen Shapiro.

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Among people born in 1942, Edwin Starr ranks 385Before him are Paul-Eerik Rummo, Laila Freivalds, Diana Yorgova, Jeetendra, Svetlana Gannushkina, and Ramiro de León Carpio. After him are Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, Jonathan Williams, Eddie Kramer, Howard Jacobson, Yvette Mimieux, and John E. Blaha. Among people deceased in 2003, Edwin Starr ranks 202Before him are Tommy Seebach, Elliott Smith, Buddy Ebsen, David M. Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ottorino Volonterio. After him are Mike Larrabee, Yun Hyon-seok, Joseph Saidu Momoh, Conrad Hall, William C. McCool, and Warren Zevon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Edwin Starr ranks 6,485 out of 12,171Before him are Matthew Labyorteaux (1966), Priscilla Lane (1915), Samuel J. Tilden (1814), Madge Bellamy (1899), Michael Andretti (1962), and Kat Dennings (1986). After him are Martin Donovan (1957), Tyler Posey (1991), Kristine Sutherland (1955), Rickie Lee Jones (1954), James H. Clark (1944), and Michael Paul Chan (1950).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Edwin Starr ranks 347Before him are Randy Jones (1952), Missy Elliott (1971), Eddie Floyd (null), Richard Hell (1949), Bebe Rexha (1989), and Lyle Lovett (1957). After him are Rickie Lee Jones (1954), Gerry Goffin (1939), Leroy Carr (1905), Florence Ballard (1943), AJ McLean (1978), and Sheila E. (1957).